Olive Street Site Remediation Project

Before

Before

During

During

After

After

 

In August 2017, the transformation of the Olive Street Reserve from a brown field site into a landscaped public open space was completed. More here

Remediation works began with the relocation of fauna from the site followed by the management of contaminated materials, which had been dumped at the site over the years, in accordance with obligations under the Contaminated Sites Act 2013.  An environmental specialist was onsite at all times to ensure the earthworks complied with the Act. More here

Earthworks were followed by the construction of an ephemeral wetland and drainage system which filters diverted rainwater from the South Pipe for pollutants, rubbish and other debris before it fills the wetland area and recharges the groundwater.  More here

The City allocated $2.8 million in the 2016/17 Budget for the project which was completed ahead of schedule and $1 million under budget.

Aerial site view

Aerial Photo of Olive Street

Ground cover plan

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